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  1. Traditional plant use is of tremendous importance in many societies, including most rural African communities. This knowledge is however, rapidly dwindling due to changes towards a more Western lifestyle, and ...

    Authors: Rainer W Bussmann, Genevieve G Gilbreath, John Solio, Manja Lutura, Rumpac Lutuluo, Kimaren Kunguru, Nick Wood and Simon G Mathenge

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:22

    Content type: Research

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  2. New quantitative methods to collect and analyze data have produced novel findings in ethnobiology. A common application of quantitative methods in ethnobiology is to assess the traditional ecological knowledge...

    Authors: Victoria Reyes-García, Vincent Vadez, Susan Tanner, Thomas McDade, Tomás Huanca and William R Leonard

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:21

    Content type: Research

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  3. It was aimed in the present work to report aspects related to identification, naming and categorization of the mastofauna species of the caatinga biome, according to hunters' knowledge of Northeast Brazil. The...

    Authors: José S Mourão, Helder FP Araujo and Fabiana S Almeida

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:19

    Content type: Research

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  4. Zonocerus variegatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Orthoptera: Pyrgomorphidae) is known as an agricultural pest in West and Central Africa. However, its importance in the agricultural production system in Cameroon has not be...

    Authors: Sévilor Kekeunou, Stephan Weise, Jean Messi and Manuel Tamò

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:17

    Content type: Research

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  5. During the years 2003–2005, a comparative ethnobotanical field survey was conducted on remedies used in traditional animal healthcare in eight Mediterranean areas. The study sites were selected within the EU-f...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni, Maria Elena Giusti, Caterina de Pasquale, Cinzia Lenzarini, Eleonora Censorii, María Reyes Gonzáles-Tejero, Cristina Patricia Sánchez-Rojas, Jose M Ramiro-Gutiérrez, Melpomeni Skoula, Chris Johnson, Anaya Sarpaki, Athena Della, Demetra Paraskeva-Hadijchambi, Andreas Hadjichambis, Mohammed Hmamouchi, Said El-Jorhi…

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:16

    Content type: Research

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  6. The aim of this study was to identify plant species among the diverse flora of the caatinga ecosystem that are used therapeutically. Research was undertaken in the municipalities of Piranhas and Delmiro Gouveia, ...

    Authors: Cecília de Fátima CBR Almeida, Elba Lúcia Cavalcanti de Amorim, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque and Maria Bernadete S Maia

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:15

    Content type: Research

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  7. The importance of medicinal plants in traditional healthcare practices, providing clues to new areas of research and in biodiversity conservation is now well recognized. However, information on the uses for pl...

    Authors: Sanjay Kr Uniyal, KN Singh, Pankaj Jamwal and Brij Lal

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:14

    Content type: Research

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  8. Plants in Kenya are becoming increasingly important as sources of traditional medicines. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that malaria kills about 2.7 million people every year, 90% of who are...

    Authors: Grace N Njoroge and Rainer W Bussmann

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:8

    Content type: Research

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  9. The use and management of "angico" (Anadenanthera colubrina (Vell.) Brenan) by a rural community in northeastern Brazil was examined. By employing different techniques of data collection and population structure ...

    Authors: Júlio Marcelino Monteiro, Cecília de Fátima CB Rangel de Almeida, Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Alissandra Trajano N Florentino and Rodrigo Leonardo C de Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:6

    Content type: Research

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  10. Malaria is a leading cause of death in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tanzania changed its malaria treatment policy from chloroquine (CQ) to Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) as first line drug in August 2001. We wanted to...

    Authors: Stephen ED Nsimba

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  11. More than twelve temperate-inhabitant Mexican ethnic groups are considered to be mycophilic and to have extensive traditional mycological knowledge. In contrast, inhabitants of tropical lands have been studied...

    Authors: Felipe Ruán-Soto, Roberto Garibay-Orijel and Joaquín Cifuentes

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:3

    Content type: Research

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  12. The Chinese term "Hot Qi" is often used by parents to describe symptoms in their children. The current study was carried out to estimate the prevalence of using the Chinese term "Hot Qi" to describe symptoms i...

    Authors: Flora Y Kong, Daniel K Ng, Chung-hong Chan, Wan-lan Yu, Danny Chan, Ka-li Kwok and Pok-yu Chow

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:2

    Content type: Research

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  13. Traditional human communities have a wide knowledge of their environment. Collection of animals in estuarine and coastal areas are directly influenced by tidal cycles. The aim of this study is to evaluate the ...

    Authors: Alberto K Nishida, Nivaldo Nordi and Rômulo RN Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:1

    Content type: Research

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  14. From a conservationist perspective, seahorses are threatened fishes. Concomitantly, from a socioeconomic perspective, they represent a source of income to many fishing communities in developing countries. An i...

    Authors: Ierecê ML Rosa, Rômulo RN Alves, Kallyne M Bonifácio, José S Mourão, Frederico M Osório, Tacyana PR Oliveira and Mara C Nottingham

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:12

    Content type: Research

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  15. The study of local knowledge about natural resources is becoming increasingly important in defining strategies and actions for conservation or recuperation of residual forests. This study therefore sought to: ...

    Authors: Luiz Rodrigo Saldanha Gazzaneo, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena and Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:9

    Content type: Research

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  16. An ethnopharmacological survey was carried out to collect information on the use of seven medicinal plants in rural areas in the nearby regions of Bamako, Mali. The plants were Opilia celtidifolia, Anthocleista d...

    Authors: Adiaratou Togola, Drissa Diallo, Seydou Dembélé, Hilde Barsett and Berit Smestad Paulsen

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:7

    Content type: Research

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  17. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that as many as 80% of the world's more than six billion people rely primarily on animal and plant-based medicines. The healing of human ailments by using therapeu...

    Authors: Rômulo RN Alves and Ierecê L Rosa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:5

    Content type: Review

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  18. Orphans are an increasing problem in developing countries particularly in Africa; due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic; and needs collective effort in intervention processes by including all stakeholders right from th...

    Authors: Edmund J Kayombo, Zakaria H Mbwambo and Mariam Massila

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. Research was carried out into agricultural and domestic-handicraft uses in folk traditions in the Tyrrhenian sector of the Basilicata region (southern Italy), as it is typically representative of ethnobotanica...

    Authors: Giovanni Salerno, Paolo Maria Guarrera and Giulia Caneva

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:2

    Content type: Research

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  20. Ethnobiology is a multidisciplinary field of study that draws on approaches and methods from both the social and biological sciences. Ethnobiology aims at investigating culturally based biological and environm...

    Authors: Andrea Pieroni, Lisa Leimar Price and Ina Vandebroek

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2005 1:1

    Content type: Editorial

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